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[yeg-muh n] /ˈyɛg mən/
noun, plural yeggmen.
Origin of yeggman
1900-05, Americanism; apparently yegg + -man, though the appearance of yegg as an independent word is later Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Before the yeggman could make reply the girl spoke up quickly.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • It reminded him very much of his friend the yeggman in New York.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • The Bowery thug and yeggman are much more dangerous enemies to society than the average gipsy.

    Bert Wilson at the Wheel J. W. Duffield
  • "Old gent, if you think it's a joke jest let me ketch you lowerin' them arms of yourn," answered back the yeggman.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • The seasoned "yeggman," constitutionally and on principle opposed to toil, rarely works.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • The yeggman, a strongly built slow talking man, looked like a skilled mechanic of a locomotive engineer.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson

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